What We Talk About When We Talk About Work writing bursary

Copyright © 2018 Laura Mansfield, All rights reserved. 

Copyright © 2018 Laura Mansfield, All rights reserved. 

A bursary is currently available for a writer, artist or curator to attend one or more of the following events and develop a new piece of text in response to the discussions.

  • Fictional Encounters - Thursday 5 April, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Staging and Film Sets - Thursday 26 July, The Grundy Art Gallery
  • Sound and Listening - Saturday 18 August, The Whitworth Manchester

Recipients will receive a £200 fee and £50 towards travel expenses. Their developed text will be published on this is tomorrow and as such will need to be sympathetic to the publication's current writing style.


To apply for the bursary:
Please send a short biography, an outline of your interest in one of the given talks (500 words max), and a sample of your previous writing to lauramansf@gmail.com by Monday 26 February 2018. Please include 'What We Talk About' in the email subject line. To be eligible for a bursary you must be based in the North of the UK and have not had more than 6 prior pieces of writing published.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Work has been developed by Laura Mansfield. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

It has been developed in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Visual Arts Network, North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network and the participating venues of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth.

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